Jonathan Lee and Tweet Boogie present "The Killing Fields"

Jonathan Lee and Tweet Boogie, NYC Hip-hop choreographers and faculty at the Alvin Ailey Dance school will be presenting their film “The Killing Fields” about the injustice in policing in America and BLM. They will lead a discussion about the issues presented in the film and share how the hip-hop vocabulary was generated, as participants learn the choreography that tells the story of injustice.

 

 

 

The Killing Fields is a short dance film directed by Jonathan Lee and co-choreographed by Lee and Tweet Boogie.

This film was created in response to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the National Anthem at every football game that he played. It was his symbol of a peaceful protest to the killings of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Sandra Bland.

Has America become the killing fields for Black America?

Starring Terrance Spencer as Colin Kapernick, Yancy Greene as Trayvon Martin, Adesola Osakalumi as Eric Garner, Wayne Juice Mackins as Michael Brown, Charlene Chi Chi Smith as Sandra Bland

With Britney Brown, Kenneth Herrera, Ryan John, and Amy Mitchell And Mikaela Brandon, Darius Drooh, Christopher Jackson, Lisa Johnson, Meagan King, Amos Machanic, Derick McKoy, Marcia Meade

Filmed & Edited by Kyle Beckley of Full Out Creative

Music Edited by Btoven Music

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